Category: Books & Entrepreneurship

The Latest White Woman Who Faked Being Black And How Her Truth Is Nothing But Lies

Mirika Mayo Cornelius

I recently wrote an article at Book Entertainment News about the latest white woman who faked being a black woman for years. Here is the article below. My Take on the Latest White Author and Professor Who Faked Being Black If one searches the web, you may come across a book titled Fugitive Monderities: Kisama […]

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BOSSing It Up Online for Style, Community and Literacy

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Building with style, with the community and with literacy is what my businesses are all about, and what is extremely important for any entrepreneur is to make a positive impact wherever and whenever they can. This is why I have dedicated my apparel line and literary movement Read To Freedom to doing because reading is […]

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How to Handle Opposition as an Entrepreneur

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Self explanatory, right? We all face opposition at many points in our lives, but the one thing that matters is how we handle it! Watch the video and get some tips on how to move forward and not let opposition take you backwards. Don’t forget to subscribe to my BOSS Black Female Entrepreneur YouTube Channel […]

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Why CANVA Is a Great Solution For Entrepreneurs

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Oh how I love CANVA. It’s the perfect solution for my quick on the go needs as an entrepreneur. Watch the video so that you can find out all the wonderful things CANVA has for you as both a seasoned professional or a brand new entrepreneur. Don’t forget to Subscribe to my BOSS Black Female […]

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How To Give Yourself a Fair Shot at Success

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In this video, I’m teaching how to give yourself a fair shot at success in your career as an entrepreneur. There are specific, basic things one must do in order to give themselves the best shot that they can have for success in any industry. Therefore, listen up because success is always right around the […]

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Black Entrepreneur History: What Sylvia Robinson Teaches Us

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This week’s story on black entrepreneurship comes from the career of Sylvia Robinson. Listen closely and pay attention to how she handled pressure and rejection.

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What You Learn Is More Valuable Than What You Earn

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Over on my Patreon, I began a subject but decided to finish it over here publicly this time because I think it’s very necessary at this day in time where many people are chasing money and earnings versus wisdom and learning. The question I asked myself and you should ask is which is more valuable […]

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LET ME OUT – Number 1 New Release In African American Horror Fiction

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On it’s release date, LET ME OUT went #1 New Release in AA Horror Fiction. Learn a bit more about LET ME OUT before you make your buy below with one click on the cover. (Yep, I made this video a day before the release!):

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LET ME OUT – When Something About Your Neighbors Is Deadly

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Why LET ME OUT? I wanted to write a horror with African American main characters in a multi-ethnic story which takes place between two neighborhoods that are vastly different, where most of the time, the people of the two neighborhoods are in a disconnect socially, however, when they connect, things become deadly. What is the […]

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GRANDMA’S GUN, a Story of Murder, Self-Defense, or Strong LOVE?

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1. Why Grandma’s Gun? Grandma’s Gun is a story that I wanted to release in a historical/women’s fiction 1970’s time frame within backdrop of a city called Santee in the southern state of South Carolina. In Grandma’s Gun, there is a type of complex love that I can argue we all have, when instinct takes […]

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BOOKS WE ALL NEED NOW Because Our Black Lives Are Always In Motion

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After taking a glance through the thousands of books available online, I wanted to bring attention to what I call the books of motion, particularly the books of motion where African Americans have been underrated or not represented much at all although their skill has been of the most excellent of many. The books of […]

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IN CELEBRITY WORDS: Some 2017 Books You May Want To Read When They DROP!

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For those of us a little curious as to who is releasing what in the realm of books this year, I’ve compiled my IN CELEBRITY WORDS list once again for this half of 2017, and you may be a bit shocked or even delighted at some of the life stories being told in the upcoming […]

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Her Name Was Poor

Sometimes depression is so hidden behind the masks of wealth, rule, poise, and popularity that only God can see it.  May the LORD restore those who have broken souls, and may the monetarily wealthy never believe that their riches are their root to happiness when it can be quite the opposite as time and lost […]

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How To Leave Your FAVORITE Author a SUPER Review That COUNTS

Reviews matter, especially for the self-published author who doesn’t necessarily have the mighty machine of loyalists behind them from the very beginning.  It can be a lonely world out here for authors who are just beginning and trying to stand out as a force to be reckoned with, however, it can be done because if […]

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Writing Workout: My 3 Tips To REMAIN Consistent & FIT

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  I don’t have huge, bulging muscles, and I never have.  I do, however, have muscles and they do exactly what they are supposed to do.  There are times during the week, month, or even year that I choose to tighten up areas that I feel need to be worked out.  There are other times, […]

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Writer Perspective: Why Coming In “SECOND PLACE” Can Work IN YOUR FAVOR

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  I remember there was a female in junior high school that I could never beat in a sprint.  This girl was super fast.  Not to discount how fast I was, but this young lady was the fastest runner I’d ever seen at that point to stand next to me at the mark. I always, […]

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IDEAS: Why I Can’t Be BOXED

We all have ideas.  I know I have plenty of them.  Last night, I had a simple conversation with my husband over the phone and derived from the conversation came another idea for a brilliant story.  I must entertain all of you, my readers, because I love it when I can bring you stories that […]

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Knockoffs Aren’t Magic

  There’s nothing quite like the color blue, and there’s definitely no mark that can be made quite like the color red can make it.  When I look at the color green at its base, there’s nothing more refreshing, and whenever the color brown shows up in the smallest portions, it makes the whole world […]

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I’M NOT SORRY

“I’m Not Sorry” is about not becoming something untrue just because someone wants you to dance, or live, on a foundation of lies strangers have cemented for you.  It’s about being proud of not caving and trading your honor for dishonor and cash…and having no regrets.  Thank you for listening. — Mirika Go ahead and […]

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Coming In Days, View Short Clip of My Upcoming Fiction Drama (Video)

Life gets cold sometimes, even in the hottest weather.  This next book I’m about to release feels just like that – cold but life goes on as if the weather never changed.  Here’s a short clip of what’s about to come.  This will be first short fiction drama as the other four of my dramas […]

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NOT SPOON-FED

She was fed with a fork.  Never could get her soup from the bowl, and there were no straws to hold the nutrients inside while she tried to suck it all up. This was her life, hoping to climb, but the trees never had limbs, mountains were too smooth, and even when she went to the beach, the […]

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PITY ANN FOOL (Let Me Tell You Her Story)

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  She thought he loved her.  He would send her flowers and call her every hour, and in the minutes before the next, she would flex…tell everyone how good he tended to be, make them sit and barely listen to her long, love story because she would tell it every time she felt the need […]

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STRETCH YOURSELF: Read More Than What You Already Know

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  Do you stretch?  I mean, do you really stretch your body each and every single day, or have you forgotten that it is the most liberating thing that you can do after waking up, before and after exercise, and even while sitting at a computer for two plus hours.  It gets the body moving […]

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If You’ve Read One, You Really Haven’t Read Them All

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Mirika Mayo Cornelius, author

Symmetry.  One side looks exactly like the other of the same object.  Symmetric.  The thing about symmetry is that not all things are symmetric, and this is obvious for something like an abstract shape.  In order for anything to have symmetry in terms of appearance, it must be cut from the exact same thread and […]

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TICK TOCK NON-STOP

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(I just got stressed out, so I wrote this poem to soothe myself momentarily. Writing on three things at once can become chaos mentally.  It sounds counterproductive to write to relieve stress from writing.  However, it’s not.  I feel better just writing about it.   I thank God I can.  I love to pray, and […]

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Unlikeable

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Unlikeable by Mirika Mayo Cornelius

There are no two ways to spell it. I’m what you call unlikeable because I speak my mind all the time, and whenever I try and hold it back, it comes to the roof of my mouth and then to the tip of my tongue, freedom breaks the chains of my internal structure, and it […]

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Short Nails, Skinny Thighs

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I grew up like a stalk in the deep, deep sunshine, flicked my feet in the puddles of muddy waters and held on tight to my chair as my mother hot combed my kinky hair.  It was all there from the time I spent my first dime, caught some Jumping Jacks and committed my first crime…yep, […]

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THE END & On To THE BEGINNING…

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  Two of my favorite things about writing stories – the beginning and the end.  I just finished Deception at Gabriel’s Trails V, which is the finale, and a huge smile draped across my face.  I was cheesing like Celie in The Color Purple.   Loving this series is one thing (and I love it […]

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Conditioning

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  I don’t want to lose myself.  I don’t want to lose anything about me, just because of all the mockery.  I love the way my neck grows as far up from my shoulders as it possibly can grow, and I adore the way my lips form succulent pillows.  Sure, everything about me is long […]

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